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Title: Electric polarization observed in single crystals of multiferroic Lu 2 MnCoO 6

Abstract

We report electric polarization and magnetization measurements in single crystals of double perovskite Lu 2MnCoO 6 using pulsed magnetic fields and optical second harmonic generation in dc magnetic fields. We observe well-resolved magnetic field-induced changes in the electric polarization in single crystals and thereby resolve the question about whether multiferroic behavior is intrinsic to these materials or is an extrinsic feature of polycrystals. We find electric polarization along the crystalline b axis, that is suppressed by applying a magnetic fields along the c axis, and advance a model for the origin of magnetoelectric coupling. We furthermore map the phase diagram using both capacitance and electric polarization to identify regions of ordering and regions of magnetoelectric hysteresis. This compound is a rare example of coupled hysteretic behavior in the magnetic and electric properties. Furthermore, the ferromagneticlike magnetic hysteresis loop that couples to hysteretic electric polarization can be attributed not to ordinary ferromagnetic domains, but to the rich physics of magnetic frustration of Ising-like spins in the axial next-nearest-neighbor interaction model.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Yonsei Univ., Seoul (South Korea)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1338804
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1253432
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-21949
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; PRBMDO
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 18; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; High Magnetic Field Science; supplementary Material

Citation Formats

Chikara, Shalinee, Singleton, John, Bowlan, John M., Yarotski, Dmitry Anatolievitch, Lee, N., Choi, H. Y., Choi, Y. J., and Zapf, Vivien S.. Electric polarization observed in single crystals of multiferroic Lu2MnCoO6. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.180405.
Chikara, Shalinee, Singleton, John, Bowlan, John M., Yarotski, Dmitry Anatolievitch, Lee, N., Choi, H. Y., Choi, Y. J., & Zapf, Vivien S.. Electric polarization observed in single crystals of multiferroic Lu2MnCoO6. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.180405.
Chikara, Shalinee, Singleton, John, Bowlan, John M., Yarotski, Dmitry Anatolievitch, Lee, N., Choi, H. Y., Choi, Y. J., and Zapf, Vivien S.. Tue . "Electric polarization observed in single crystals of multiferroic Lu2MnCoO6". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.180405. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1338804.
@article{osti_1338804,
title = {Electric polarization observed in single crystals of multiferroic Lu2MnCoO6},
author = {Chikara, Shalinee and Singleton, John and Bowlan, John M. and Yarotski, Dmitry Anatolievitch and Lee, N. and Choi, H. Y. and Choi, Y. J. and Zapf, Vivien S.},
abstractNote = {We report electric polarization and magnetization measurements in single crystals of double perovskite Lu2MnCoO6 using pulsed magnetic fields and optical second harmonic generation in dc magnetic fields. We observe well-resolved magnetic field-induced changes in the electric polarization in single crystals and thereby resolve the question about whether multiferroic behavior is intrinsic to these materials or is an extrinsic feature of polycrystals. We find electric polarization along the crystalline b axis, that is suppressed by applying a magnetic fields along the c axis, and advance a model for the origin of magnetoelectric coupling. We furthermore map the phase diagram using both capacitance and electric polarization to identify regions of ordering and regions of magnetoelectric hysteresis. This compound is a rare example of coupled hysteretic behavior in the magnetic and electric properties. Furthermore, the ferromagneticlike magnetic hysteresis loop that couples to hysteretic electric polarization can be attributed not to ordinary ferromagnetic domains, but to the rich physics of magnetic frustration of Ising-like spins in the axial next-nearest-neighbor interaction model.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.93.180405},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 18,
volume = 93,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 17 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Tue May 17 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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